The Cushing Historical Society will hold an auction at its Hawthorn Point location Thursday, Sept. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will help defray the cost of repair to the South Cushing Baptist church on Salt Pond Road.

The 1854 church has many areas that need immediate attention. The repairs this time are pertinent to the structure's stability and noticeable water damage. Each year a service of worship is held on the third Sunday of August, as was stipulated by the last members of the church when the society was presented with the building.